Latest in Tag: Paris Highlight

Latest in Tag: Paris


#Bataclan: SOS on Twitter

After the terror in Paris, desperate people are searching for missing friends or relatives. During the night, a number of city residents offered shelter to stranded compatriots and tourists. “Alarm! If anybody knows anything about Lola, 17, white, this evening in #Bataclan, please let me know!” Or: “I’m looking for my little sister Souad”; “My …

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Popular Paris concert venue Bataclan becomes target

During a concert by the American band Eagles of Death Metal, the Paris venue Bataclan became a deadly trap for over 100 concert-goers. A European tour took the rock band to the stage of the sold-out Bataclan, playing to 1,500 spectators on the evening of November 13. An eyewitness reported that several terrorists shot into …

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Paris under siege

More than 100 people have died in at least six terror attacks in Paris, and France has declared a state of emergency. Andy Valvur was at a theater near one of the attacks, and reports on a city on edge. Follow our live ticker for the latest updates. The City of Light has experienced its …

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Paris in art fever

The art world will congregate in the French capital from October 22-25, as Paris holds the 42nd FIAC contemporary art fair, one of the world’s biggest of its kind. The recently renovated Grand Palais serves as the central location for the fair. For four days, collectors, art dealers and visitors will mingle under its magnificent …

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Figueres: climate change is ‘a shared responsibility’

Can this week’s climate talks in Bonn come up with a draft text for COP 21 in Paris to suit all parties? DW talks to UN climate chief Christiana Figueres. UN diplomats are meeting in Bonn this week for climate change talks. The five-day session is the last meeting before heads of states and ministers …

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China takes stake in EDF nuclear project in Britain

French nuclear power plant operator EDF has reportedly signed a deal with two Chinese energy companies for a one-third stake in the next generation nuclear project at Hinkley Point in Britain. According to Paris-based newspaper Les Echo, French power giant EDF agreed to relinquish a 33.5 percent stake in its Hinkley Point nuclear project in …

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Stolen Basquiat painting reappears in Paris

A painting by American contemporary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was stolen from a Parisian apartment without any traces of a break-in. Police said it was recovered after they traced the incident to a family member. French police said on Saturday that a painting by American contemporary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was stolen from the owner’s Parisian apartment. …

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In Paris, top officials warn climate change poses major security threat

Ahead of December’s climate change conference, experts have warned about the effects of climate change on world security – and how fighting global warming can help foster peace. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris. Encroaching desert and Boko Haram extremists. A punishing drought in Syria, pushing 1 million people to flee the countryside to cities already …

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Paris – the Arab world´s last chance

In December 2015, delegates from all countries of the world will meet at the United Nations conference on climate change in Paris. The hope is that the global community will achieve an agreement which would assure future global warming does not exceed 2 °C compared to the pre-industrial era. Nothing against high level talks. Unfortunately, …

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Possible MH370 plane part arrives in France for testing

A piece of plane debris that washed up on an Indian Ocean island has arrived in France for analysis. Investigators believe the part belongs to flight MH370, which went missing more than a year ago. An Air France flight transporting the piece of wreckage from the French island of Reunion landed at Orly airport in …

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France, Russia in compensation deal on Mistral warships

Negotiations on compensating Russia for the non-delivery of two French Mistral warships have come to an end, Russian media have said. They claimed the two sides had agreed on how much money would change hands. Russian media reported Paris and Moscow had reached a compensation accord for the cancellation of the delivery of two French-made …

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Disneyland Paris faces EU probe over claims German and UK visitors pay more

The European Union has launched a probe into whether Disneyland Paris is charging customers more depending on their country of purchase. German and UK customers have allegedly been excluded from promotional offers. British newspaper “The Financial Times” reported that Disneyland, Europe’s biggest amusement park, had been charging German visitors up to 2,447 euros ($2,711) for …

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Greece’s musical hero: Mikis Theodorakis turns 90

His impact not only on Greece's music but also its politics is unparalleled. As renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis turns 90, singer Maria Farantouri recalls their years of close collaboration. Born on July 29, 1925 on the island of Chios, Mikis Theodorakis has seen nine decades of political developments in Greece – and continually responded to them in music. Often…

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Odysseus Tsagarakis

Satire and bullets

By Odysseus Tsagarakis The recent massacre at Charlie Hebdo demonstrates, I think, that unrestrained freedom of expression can have disastrous consequences. Its cartoonists, as is well known, published offensive drawings of the Prophet Mohammad. In western societies, we cherish freedom of speech. The problem is that all too often we exceed the golden rule, the “pan …

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Notes from America: Arab Americans, the new blacks

By Ahmed Tharwat The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and the overhyped anti terror rally that followed exposed the hypocrisy of the West’s secular free speech. It also started a debate about the future of Muslims in Europe and the US. There are about 7 to 8 million Muslims in France, the largest Muslim population in …

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Deaths in Paris: Separating fact from fiction

By James M. Dorsey The attacks in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket, as well as two French police officers, have prompted analysts and the media to often jump to hasty conclusions. Terms such as intelligence failure and Al-Qaeda are liberally employed with no clear definition of what they mean …

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Deaths in Paris: Refining the post-9/11 model

By James M. Dorsey Just like Al-Qaeda’s audacious attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington on 11 September 2001, the raid by suspected jihadist militants in Paris on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will have far-reaching repercussions on multiculturalism. The pursuit of multiculturalism was an attempt by …

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Paris operation: Questioning the future of security

By Khaled Okasha Was the attack on Charlie Hebdo in the French capital just a coincidence? Or was it a plan to threaten anyone who mocks Islam? According to eyewitnesses of the attack, while firing their guns, the attackers were shouting that they had avenged the prophet. There is no doubt, however, that this attack …

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Hebdo and Islam: Extreme dichotomies

While most onlookers, in the international scene, stand horrfied by the appearance of a jihadist fog bank in a European capital, Paris, the reality is more complex; indeed, potentially, more sinister

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